It’s not a ‘virus’, it’s art. It causes you Macs icons and menu bar to have gravity linked to the MacBook Pro’s motion sensor. Video is below:
In the beginning were harmless computer viruses. Viruses born out of the wit of early computer adopters, viruses whose sole purpose was to surprise and amuse. A non-destructive form of artificial life.
We wanted to revive this golden era, and went on to create our first computer virus. We chose to do it for mac as the platform is still a virgin territory ;-)
Spice up your colleagues’ day with our Newton Virus, the first virus to introduce gravity to your laptop, causing the desktop icons to fall down as if subject to the gravitational pull from the real world.
Calling this a virus is silly and misleading, it isn’t. They should have called it a prank, or something neutral like ‘gravatron’. Well whatever, it is pretty sweet and I think someone will recreate this shortly so we can all skip the USB step.